Lunar and Planetary Institute







David A. Kring

Indiana University, B.S. with Honors, Geology, 1984
Harvard University, Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, 1989

Educational and Public Outreach Videos

2012  D. A. Kring, Executive Producer, From the Earth to the Moon, Center for Lunar Science and Exploration, USRA-Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX.

Educational and Public Outreach Publications

1992  D. A. Kring, Meteorites and Their Properties, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, 32 pp. Second Edition published in 1998.

1996  D. A. Kring and A.M. Domitrovic, “Mines and Minerals in the Tucson Mountains,” Sonorensis 16(2), pp. 10–11.

1998  D. A. Kring, Meteorites and Their Properties, World Wide Web Edition.

1998  D. A. Kring, Meteorites and Their Properties, Spanish Language World Wide Web Edition.

1999  D. A. Kring, “Calamity at Meteor Crater,” Sky and Telescope 98(5), pp. 48–53.

2000  D. A. Kring and G. Consolmagno, “Meteorite Hunting,” in Cosmic Pinball, C. Sumners and C. Allen (eds.), McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, pp. 81–98.

2000  D. A. Kring, “Rocks from the Moon and Mars,” in Cosmic Pinball, C. Sumners and C. Allen (eds.), McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, pp. 99–118.

2000  D. A. Kring and D. D. Durda, “Doomsday Asteroids,” in Cosmic Pinball, C. Sumners and C. Allen (eds.), McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, pp. 149–168.

2000  D. A. Kring, “The Threat of Future Impacts on Earth,” in Cosmic Pinball, C. Sumners and C. Allen (eds.), McGraw-Hill Publishers, New York, pp. 169–178.

2002  D. A. Kring, Desert Heat - Volcanic Fire: The Geologic History of the Tucson Mountains and Southern Arizona, Arizona Geological Society, 104 p.

2002  D. A. Kring, “Environmental Effects of Impact Cratering,” an educational poster published by the NASA/Univ. Arizona Space Imagery Center. Additional artwork provided by center staff and others.

2003  D. A. Kring, "Meteor Crater & An Asteroid's Impact on Floral Ecosystems," with sidebar "Megafauna & Dietary Flora," Wildflower 19(4), pp. 16–17 and 29.

2003  D. A. Kring and D. D. Durda, "The Day the World Burned," Scientific American 289(6), pp. 98–-105. Translated into French and republished as “Le Jour où la Terre Brûla,” Pour la Science no. 315 (January issue), 2004. Translated into German and republished as “Der Tag, an dem die Erde brannte,” Spektrum der Wissenschaft (February issue), 2005.

2006  T. J. Manning, G. Abadi, J. Nienov, E. Lochner, K. Riddle, D. Phillips, and D. A. Kring, “A meteor impact in the classroom?  A micro and nano view of the thermite reaction,”  The Chemical Educator 11, pp. 1–10.

2006  D.A. Kring, “Geological Effects of Impact Cratering,” an educational poster published by the NASA/Univ. Arizona Space Imagery Center. Additional artwork provided by Maria Schuchardt.

2006  D. A. Kring, “Unlocking the Solar System’s Past,” Astronomy 34(8), pp. 32–37. Translated into Portuguese and republished in Astronomy Brasil, 2006.

2006  D. A. Kring, “Blast from the Past,” Astronomy 34(8), pp. 46–51. Translated into Portuguese and republished in Astronomy Brasil, 2006.

2007  D. A. Kring, Guidebook to the Geology of Barringer Meteorite Crater, Arizona (aka Meteor Crater), Lunar and Planetary Institute (Contribution No. 1355), Houston, 150 pp.

2008  S. Shipp, C. Shupla, D. A. Kring, A. Treiman, W. Kiefer, and L. Woolley, “How Did the Moon Form?,” educational poster published by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI Contrib. No. 1366).

2008  S. Shipp, C. Shupla, A. Treiman, D. A. Kring, W. Kiefer, and L. Woolley, “Our Moon in a New Light,” educational poster published by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI Contrib. No. 1367).

2008  S. Shipp, D. A. Kring, A. Treiman, W. Kiefer, and L. Woolley, “To the Moon and Beyond,” educational poster published by the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI Contrib. No. 1368).

2008  D. A. Kring, “Unlocking the Solar System’s Past,” in The Solar System, pp. 86–91.  (Reformatted version of Kring’s 2006 Astronomy Magazine article in a Special Collector’s Edition published by the Kalmbach Publishing Co, Waukesha, Wisconsin).

2008  D. A. Kring, Meteor Crater's Impact: When a Star Fell in Canyon Country, Arizona Highways (online edition).

2009  D. A. Kring, “Chicxulub vor 65 Millionen Jahren: ein Impakt verändert die Welt,“ Lahn-Marmor-Nachrichten Nr. 19, pp. 12–18.

2012  D. A. Kring, “How meteorites unlock the solar system’s past,” in Explore the Solar System, pp. 94–99.  (Reformatted version of Kring’s 2006 Astronomy Magazine article for a special Astronomy issue for the holidays.)

2012  S. Shipp, A. Shaner, J. Blackwell, and D. A. Kring, Exploring the Moon in Big Sky Country, LPI Contribution No. 1731, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, 4 p.

2013   D. A. Kring, “Do impacts explain all of Earth’s mass extinctions?,” in Astronomy’s 60 Greatest Mysteries, Sky and Telescope, Cambridge MA, pp. 10–11.

2013   D. A. Kring, “Chelyabinsk Air Burst — A Dramatic Illustration of a Near-Earth Asteroid Impact,Lunar and Planetary Information Bulletin, Issue 133 (May 2013), pp. 1–5.

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July 5, 2013